Billfold (20 of 21)

Nellie Fox

$295.00
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This Nellie Fox Series Billfold was made from the leather of a Nellie Fox Signature Series vintage baseball glove and is one of only 21 billfolds in this Limited Edition collection.


The entire back panel and the two front card pockets on this billfold were hand-cut from a ~60 year old Nellie Fox Signature Series glove. We combined those pieces with a middle layer of premium quality full-grain steerhide to provide structure and durability for a functional everyday carry accessory.


For more info about Nellie Fox, these gloves, and how we made this wallet, see below. 

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  • Approx. W 4" x H 3-¼”4 oz.
  • 80% Glove Leather (Back Wall & Front Panels), 20% Full-Grain Steerhide 
  • Gold Leaf Embossed Logo
  • Two Card Pockets + One Lengthwise Pocket For Bills
  • Includes Leather Conditioner 

“I don’t think anyone ever

liked to play more than I did.”

- Nellie Fox

An Icon Of Raw Grit

The Grit

"That little feller, he ain’t so big, but he’s all fire.” That’s how Casey Stengel described the 5’7” Nellie Fox. For all of his prowess on defense and scrappy success on offense, it was his pure, unadulterated grit and determination that separates him as not only a great ballplayer of the past, but as an icon of the game played the way it was meant to be.

The Offense

That grit was characteristic of no part of Nellie Fox’s performance on the field more than his offensive approach. Despite an almost total lack of power (35 career home runs), Fox was the 3rd most difficult player to strikeout in baseball history, famously fouling off endless pitches rather than whiffing. Thus Whitey Ford would quip, “In twelve years, I struck him out once and I think the umpire blew the call."

The Defense

While Nellie turned himself into a capable big league hitter with his slappy offensive approach, it was on defense that he truly shined. It wasn’t always so: his manager Paul Richards once described his footwork on the double play as “brutal.” But he worked so hard to get better that he ended up winning the Gold Glove at 2nd base the first year the award was given out and is now unanimously considered a top-10 all-time defender at the keystone.

The Accolades

It’s easy to see why Nellie Fox was beloved by coaches, teammates, and fans. Ted Williams said, “I just loved him….you couldn’t possibly not love him.” Joe Morgan called him his “idol.” And owner Bill Veeck said his White Sox needed him “no more than a baby needs milk.” The awards piled up to reflect the same: 15 All-Star Games, 3 Gold Gloves, an MVP, and eventually, induction into the Hall of Fame.

How We Made

These Wallets

STEP 1

SOURCE VINTAGE NELLIE FOX SIGNATURE SERIES GLOVES

Nellie Fox’s career spanned from 1947-1965, with the peak of his performance and fame coming in the 1950’s. The signature series gloves from this legendary defensive second baseman were originally made in the late 50’s and early 60’s, and are therefore ~60 years old.

STEP 2

HAND-CUT SWATCHES FROM EACH GLOVE

To celebrate Nellie Fox with this Limited Edition collection, our team made sure to maintain most or all of Fox’s name in each hand-cut slice of glove leather so that every wallet in the series features that signature.

STEP 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

FC Goods utilizes premium quality full-grain steerhide for the middle panel in every Limited Edition product to provide structural integrity and durable functionality.

STEP 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan-level attention to detail by sewing each wallet one-at-a-time.

STEP 5

STAMP WITH GOLD LEAF FC GOODS LOGO

No FC Goods wallet is complete until we stamp our logo in gold leaf foil into the final product. It’s the perfect accent to the wallet, and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship to which we hold ourselves.

How We Made These Wallets

STEP 1

SOURCE VINTAGE NELLIE FOX SIGNATURE SERIES GLOVES

Nellie Fox’s career spanned from 1947-1965, with the peak of his performance and fame coming in the 1950’s. The signature series gloves from this legendary defensive second baseman were originally made in the late 50’s and early 60’s, and are therefore ~60 years old.

STEP 2

HAND-CUT SWATCHES FROM EACH GLOVE

To celebrate Nellie Fox with this Limited Edition collection, our team made sure to maintain most or all of Fox’s name in each hand-cut slice of glove leather so that every wallet in the series features that signature.

STEP 3

COMBINE WITH FULL-GRAIN STEERHIDE

FC Goods utilizes premium quality full-grain steerhide for the middle panel in every Limited Edition product to provide structural integrity and durable functionality.

STEP 4

MACHINE SEW EACH WALLET INDIVIDUALLY

With glove leather selected and cut, our team of leatherworkers craft each wallet with artisan-level attention to detail by sewing each wallet one-at-a-time.

STEP 5

STAMP WITH GOLD LEAF FC GOODS LOGO

No FC Goods wallet is complete until we stamp our logo in gold leaf foil into the final product. It’s the perfect accent to the wallet, and a symbol of the standard of craftsmanship to which we hold ourselves.

Includes Leather Conditioner

How to care for your FC Goods Wallet

We include premium leather conditioner with every Nellie Fox Series wallet purchase. Conditioning your wallet helps preserve the quality and history of its leather—aged by weekend double headers and late-night games of catch. The better you care for your wallet, the longer you’ll be able to carry that history with you.

DID YOU KNOW?

We also offer an option where we use a minimal piece of baseball glove leather. Check out The Classics.